The Way In
A Book of Self-Discovery
Barry Long Books
The Way In is an anthology of statements about the spiritual life, each one challenging preconceptions and responding to the hunger for real answers. It gives sound advice about false trails on the spiritual path and practical teachings for the Ways of Truth, Love, Stillness and Prayer. The section on the 'Way of Stillness' contains the text of the Audio Book 'Start Meditating Now'. 'The Way of Love' supports the teachings in Barry Long's best-seller 'Making Love : Sexual Love the Divine Way'. It is the best survey in one volume of all the practical aspects of Barry Long's teachings and recommended as an inspiration to anyone, whatever their spiritual background.
Author BioBarry Long (1926-2003) was a writer and spiritual teacher with an original and challenging way of communicating age-old truths.
Born and raised in Australia he started out as a junior journalist and became the youngest-ever editor of a Sydney Sunday tabloid, somewhat prophetically called 'Truth'. At that time spiritual truth was far from his mind, but in his early 30s, the ambitious and successful family man began to question all his values. For some years his inner pain and suffering increased. Eventually, in 1965, he fled Australia and went to India. After many adventures, alone in the Himalayas he experienced what he called a 'mystic death', or the realization of immortality. This was the real beginning of his journey towards 'the unfathomable mystery of God or Life and that other divine mystery of true love between man and woman'.
He wrote of his insights and realizations and for thirty years gave talks and seminars in many countries. He inspired and guided many thousands of men and women without wanting to create a big organization or attract personal fame. He was concerned with the individual, not society. He taught that the way to truth and the reality of love is through direct experience, not belief or imagination; and that freedom comes from taking responsibility for one's own life. He was fulfilled by the prospect that one day someone might hear the truth from him and be able to live it. Evidently very many did. His legacy may be seen in their lives and in the work of some of those he inspired, including other teachers, notably Eckhart Tolle.